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Kirk to Obama: Call Back the Congress
From NBC5 Chicago
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk is worried about the volatility in the stock markets, and wants the the president to do something about it.
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For the second time in as many weeks the moderate Republican junior senator said that President Obama should call Congress back to work on the debt issue.
"The president should recall the congress," Kirk said. "We see tremendous anxiety with the potential of the U.S. to go into recession and one of the greatest way to restore confidence is, not to have a speech and not to lay out a set of vague principles, but to see the elected representatives of the American people working on entitlement reforms right away."
The White House said Wednesday that the president would instead be taking a family vacation to Martha's Vineyard.
Kirk said that entitlement reform is the toughest and most pressing issue facing the country and commended his Illinois counterpart, Dick Durbin, for tackling the issue with other members of the Gang of Six.
SOURCE: NBC5 Chicago
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